Join Us Thursday, June 7 @ 12 noon, Clabber Girl, 2nd Floor

Want to learn more about becoming an entrepreneur? Curious what resources are available here in the Terre Haute community? Do you love stories of scrappy entrepreneurs to make “it” happen? Then you don’t want to miss our June Panel Discussion.

You’ll hear from three local entrepreneurs who all started their businesses and made things happen here in Terre Haute. From building a community, changing city ordinances to running a successful Kickstarter campaign and changing people’s lives for the better – these individuals will inspire you.

Plus, learn about all of the incredible organizations available locally to help you hone your business idea, create a business plan, connect with resources and build your network – right here in Terre Haute.

Panel Moderator: Shelley Klingerman, Executive Director, Launch Terre Haute

Shelley worked in a corporate environment for 18 years but always had the desire to “own” something.  While working full-time she opened a women’s boutique called “Cocoa” and produced a documentary, Terror in American Schools: Are Your Kids Safe?

As the community started to lose some of our manufacturing companies, Shelley and three other locals started to investigate how we could help to innovate our community to give individuals being downsized other options to stay here.  There was a lot of startup activity beginning to bubble up around the state and they wanted to be a part of it. The founders all started getting involved while still in their existing positions. Over the years, Shelley left her corporate job and transitioned to become the Executive Director of Launch Terre Haute. Launch Terre Haute is a cowork space in the heart of downtown Terre Haute.

Learn more about Shelley on her recent feature on TheStartUpLadies.org

Sarah Osborn, Founder | Health Crossroads

Sarah Osborn is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Master’s degree in Dietetics from Indiana State University. Prior to becoming a dietitian, Sarah spent 8 years as a Medic in the United States Air Force.

Sarah loves juggling all of the titles God has blessed her with; wife, mother of two, dog mom, fitness lover and professor at Indiana State University. Just to name a few…

Sarah’s education and past experience allow her to determine the healthiest and most effective program for you. A strong background in science and functional medicine aid in her ability to create an individualized plan that works specifically for you using a diet-approach developed according to what is best for the individual, as opposed to the standard recommendation for the general public.

Sarah works closely with her clients teaching them an approach she calls Sustainable Nutrition. It’s focused on finding your balance by using a combination of past experience and evidence-based research. It’s a realistic approach to learning how to balance your favorite foods with those that nourish your body.

Learn more about Health Crossroads here.

Devyn Mikell, Co-founder / Director of Operations & HR | Twisted Fry

Devyn graduated from Indiana State University with a degree in Operations & Supply Chain Management. While at ISU he competed for the Track & Field team as well. As a Senior in college Devyn co-founded Twisted Fry with DeSean Prentice & Jess Harris. Apart from business, Devyn enjoys people, watching good movies, and playing video games. As one of the owners of Twisted Fry, Devyn handles Marketing and Operations. Devyn has a strong belief in eliminating the need for his resume.

Learn more about Twisted Fry here or see where they’ll be next on Instagram @TwistedFry

Ethan Page, Owner Crossroads Events / Founder, Marsupial Athletics

20% Entrepreneur, 30% Crazy Adventurer, 10% Athlete, 40% Family Man

Relentlessly pursue your dreams through hard work with moral integrity, kindness, and leadership and you’ll find that not only will you achieve your dreams, but you will have helped many draw closer to theirs along the way.

Ethan Page was born and raised in Terre Haute, IN, attended the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, and currently owns Crossroads Events and Marsupial Athletics. Outside of his businesses he loves to compete in races, spend time with his family, and go on as many new traveling adventures as possible!

Learn more about Crossroads Events here or his latest venture, Marsupial Athletics here

Thank you to our Lunch Sponsor,
Wright’s Pool Services

 

And partner organizations for their support:

Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce – http://www.terrehautechamber.com/

West Central Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) – https://isbdc.org/locations/west-central-isbdc/

Launch Terre Haute – http://www.launchterrehaute.com/

PLUS – attend our June Lunch Meeting and get 2 Free Tickets to the June 21st REX Baseball Game!